How Conflict Is Presented In Romeo And Juliet.

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Romeo and Juliet Essay In this essay, I will be exploring the theme of conflict in the play, Romeo and Juliet. Conflict usually occurs from past events such as war which could have been caused due to disagreements with laws or ways of life. There are two types of conflict. There is physical which is war, fighting and damage you ca usually see. The other type is inner conflict (verbal) which is arguing, blackmail etc. an example of inner conflict is arsenal and Tottenham. They are two North London football teams in the premiership and therefore become rivals. The prologue at the beginning is a tradition that has been done for many years. This started in ancient Greek times. The prologue in the play Romeo and Juliet sets the scene in which the conflict begins. It describes two families who are both the same status are rivals. "Two households, both alike in dignity". "From ancient grudge break to new mutiny". Mutiny suggests that there will be lots of conflict. Shakespeare introduces the idea of conflict when Sampson and Gregory start talking about how they are going to beat and rape the Montagues maids. You can see this when they say "we'll draw" and "thrust his maids to the wall". The biting of the thumb indicates the sign of disrespect and is the same as putting your middle finger up at someone nowadays. The prince's speech suggests that the men are "savage beasts" and that they should quench the fire of their "pernicious rage". He also implies that they have a burning rage. "Cankered with peace part your cankered hate". He also says if it happens again, they will be sentenced to death."Once more, on pain of death". Act 1 scene 1 ends with Benvolio and Romeo deciding to go to the ball. This causes conflict between Montagues and Capulets. Romeo is convinced that he will not find anyone else that he wants to marry. [His current girlfriend does not want to marry and
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